“You got your Left 4 Dead in my Resident Evil!”
“No, your Resident Evil is in my Left 4 Dead!”
“WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD?!?!”
Relax, Internet, the world is not ending. Valve and Capcom, probably after a drunken night of fun times and slowly realizing that they both make zombie games, have announced a crossover project between their two titles, Left 4 Dead 2 and Resident Evil 6. Owners of the PC versions of these two games will be receiving nifty updates, free of charge. Resident Evil 6‘s update sees the four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2; Ellis, Coach, Nick, and Rochelle; join the cast of The Mercenaries: No Mercy mode, each with their own customized weapons. The two most horrifying and “I just threw my controller at the wall in frustration” enemies from Left 4 Dead 2, the Witch and Mini Tank, will also be making an appearance in No Mercy, attacking players regardless of if they picked the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors or not (I’d love to see Chris and the Mini Tank chatting it up about where they purchase their steroids).
This update will automatically download in the background if you boot up Resident Evil 6 from April 5th onwards. Gamers who play Left 4 Dead 2 will see three of Resident Evil 6‘s toughest enemies infect their game: the Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman. Valve’s developers used their own Steam Workshop tools to bring these monsters to life in their game, so I’m eager to see their own visual take on these baddies. This update will be made available in the spring.
Both Valve and Capcom are super excited about the crossover: Valve’s Chet Faliszek gushed, “We’re huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it.” Resident Evil 6 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi added his enthusiasm too, saying, “The Resident Evil 6 team really enjoyed working on this crossover, and we’re confident that our fans will have a great time with it too! We hope you enjoy this unique content.” Both Yoshiaki and Chet then presumably high-fived and laughed about Half-Life 3 never getting made.
More information on the crossover can be found at Capcom-Unity, and there’s a ridiculously dubbed Q and A with Yoshiaki below!